The Breeders Halter Futurity is the highest paying halter event in history – boasting a 1.5 million dollar payout in 2020! We offer 4 different divisions for exhibitors:  Amateur, Open, Color Amateur, and Color Open.  In 2020 we celebrated our 10 year anniversary and to date have paid out over 10 million dollars!

Earlier this year, the Breeders Halter Futurity launched its Online Nomination and Payment System.    A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this program.   We were pleased with our system but also found it necessary to update as we encountered many unforeseen situations.

We were cautiously optimistic that we would be able to launch our Online Entry and Payment System in time for our 2021 event.   Unfortunately, this is not the case.   So, please bear with us as we work hard to have the best system for you when it is ready to be launched.

That being said, we will have to revert to our system of old, where a completed Credit Card Authorization will have to accompany any entries being paid via credit card.   Please note the following:

All entries being paid by credit card, will need to be sent by July 15th via email to    Late fees will be applied to all entries received after midnight on July 15th.   All credit card transactions will be charged a 3% processing fee.   

Thanks so much for your patience.   Questions regarding this should be sent to

BHF Press Release January 2021

We have been busy getting things ready for our 2021 event – here are some updates and changes that will be effective immediately.

Our Mare Power Program is very strong.   We have 201 mares enrolled for 2021, they are listed below.  These classes are open to foals sired by any participating BHF Stallion.   The mare must be enrolled in the 2021 Mare Power Program and all of her 2021 weanling foals are eligible for the Mare Power Classes.    At our September 2021 event, we will offer four Mare Power Classes:

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Colts and Geldings

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Fillies

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Fillies

Jr. Eligibility is based on an April 1st or later breeding date of the mare.   The purse for each class will be determined based on the percentage of Jr. and Sr. foals that are pre-entered in the class.    Linda Gordon has added $15,000 to the Mare Power Purse.

Just a reminder that the BHF Board of Directors voted to change the Amateur Exhibitor rules for 2021.   If a horse is eligible for more than one class and it is to be shown with an Amateur Exhibitor, the same Amateur Exhibitor must show the horse in all entered classes at the BHF.   The only exceptions to this rule are the Youth Classes.   An eligible Youth Exhibitor may show the same horse in the applicable Youth Halter Class.

The BHF Board of Directors also voted to change some horse eligibility rules.   Beginning in 2021, only the 1st place horse from any BHF Class and only the World Champion from any AQHA Level 3 Amateur or Open Class are ineligible to compete in future BHF Halter Classes.    If you have a horse that previously placed 2nd or 3rd and you would like to show again at the BHF, there is a “Catch-Up Nomination Form” for you to pay a $200 yearly nomination fee for every year the horse was ineligible.    Then you will pay a current 2021 nomination fee and your horse is eligible to show at the BHF.

Our DIY Classes are now available to BHF Open and BHF Color Division Stallions who pay a fee in order to make their foals eligible to participate in the DIY Classes.   The fee of $2000 will make all their 2021 Weanling Foals eligible.   If you are interested in making your stallion eligible for the DIY Classes, please contact Karen Kennedy.   The Stallion must be paid by prior to our first entry deadline of July 15, 2021.

We are offering our Yearling Longe Class again in 2021.   The purse for this class is $25,000 which was graciously donated by Kathy and Steve Headley.    Rules for the Longe Line Class can be found under our rules tab.

New for 2021, we are offering a Western Pleasure and Performance Halter Class for horses that are 2 – 5 years of age.   This class is open to horses sired by any sire that ever participated in the BHF.   In order to be eligible to compete, the horse must have a current 2021 paid nomination.   This class will be a $30,000 purse which was generously donated by Kathy and Steve Headley, Billy and Suzonne Franks, and Penny and Jerry Robinson.   Rules for this class can be found under our rules tab.

We are excited to announce that our new computer program is up and running.   If you are using a credit card to nominate your horse(s), you will now go to the website to complete your nomination.   The new on-line nomination program will be much easier for you.   You also can look up a horse and see if it is currently nominated.   Please visit our website at

Please visit our website for all the latest news.    Please check the Stallion Listings for any new stallions that are now nominated to the Breeders Halter Futurity.    Our show will be held September 14 -18, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.    Our show schedule will be available soon.

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Kennedy at or 479-648-3116.

We are excited to announce the following judges will be judging our 2021 Show

Steve Ferguson | Tim Finkenbinder | JT Mitchell | Olin Parker

Casey Devitt | Charlie Dobbs | Chip Knost | Russ Smith

2021 Mare Power Enrollments

The following mares have been enrolled in our Mare Power Program for 2021

A Secret Edition FG Godiva Precious Renegade
Acqui Bella FG Ive Got Charisma Pretty Cool Style
Allure Of An Angel FG Lalique Pretty Execution
Always A Cool Doll Fgleadingladiesimage Pretty Kid Look
Angels Secrets Fully Exposed Priceless Sis
ARA Mr E Giancarla Princess Emma
Baby Im Worth It Gracie Ann Quinclusion Mocha
Bay Breeze Hocus Pocus Redneck Princess
BBS Prissy Girl HR Secret Touch RGD Sensational
Bea Phenomenal I Execute Class Rivercity Girl
Beautisecret Imagine Me In Roses RPL Enlightness
Be Envyd Infiniti FX RPL Shes The One
Believe Im Cool Innocent Touch Ryhanna
Best Dawn Yet Intended Too Sacred Legacy
B E Utiful Ivegottasecrettotell Secret And Lies
BL Grand Kiss Janies Secret Secret Jewells
Blue Ribbons N Lace JBB Loves Agent Secrets Never Told
Bobbiesimprinted Doll JCG Avengalina Self Maid Woman
BPF Cheek To Cheek JCG Lightly Sparkled Sensations Cool
BPF Fantasia JMK Bodette Seretta
BPF Just Grace Just Coosing Around Shangri La
BPF Queen Of Hearts JVF Oh So Tempting Sharp Acquisition
BPF Tella Miss KJ Mocca Sierra Shes Got Guns
BPF Shes No Secret Ladey In Red Shes Pretty Intense
BRT Instyle Lady With A Secret Shes Simply Styliin
Brush Strokes Lawless Luci Shes Totally A Lady
Call Me Maibe LFL Espionage Shez My Jewel
Caught Ya Lookn LWR Alexis Shez Packen Heat
Chocolate Kande Made Of Dreams Sheza Cool Kissn Kid
Chromed Cha Cha Milans Touch Me Sheza Fancy Senorita
Cinderellas Heiress Miss Chanel Number 5 Sheza Te Coolest Kid
CK Bradshaw Miss Kittee Shooz
Classic Barbie MJS Jubalee Sierras Hot T
Classically Kool Ms Charming Intensions Silk Pajamas
Confessions Of Faith Ms Classy Style Simply Irrisistible
Cool Lookin Miss Ms Hotte Totte Simply Perfect To A Te
Cool Smokin Lady MTK Pick Me Smokin Hot Romance
Coolsified Diva MTK Shez Elusive Starlight Waltz
Da Ja Cool My Classi Intention Stars N Clues
Da Ja Voo My Destiny Still A Kid
Dawns Cool Girl My Gracioso Stone Cold Glam
Destinee My Gurl String Of Storms
Devine Intentions New Star In Town Sunkissed Islandgirl
DH Annies Last Now That’s Grace Sweetheartz
Dimplez Obviously Elated TA Coolsified Sierra
Dream Big Dreams Oh My Pretty Eyes Takin Cool Gold
E Lady Oh So Intriguing TD N Lace
Electrify Me Oh So Righteous Tehquence
Entegrity One Cool Valentine Telarumor
Entrigue One Hot Intention TF Off The Record
Equities One Sassy Diva TF Tradition
E Vivacious Ooo La La Top Shelf Sally
Ever So Jealous Packin Jewels TR Midnite Intention
Everybody Lovs Candy Pass D Sugar Tranquility
Excuses Xcuses Perfection U Can Call on Me
Extaci Petticoat Junxion Ultimate Covergirl
Fancy Déjà Vu PF Chromed In Red Ultra Secret
Fascinante PF Coolata Unbelievable Secret
Fascinating Secret PF Elusive Lover Upromised
Fear My Secret PF Iem Divine Vallerina
Fearles Fiona PF Just Grand Viara
Fearles Grace PF So Exquisite Victorius Secret
Fearlicious PF Special Effects Vivaciouss
FF Private Dancer PF Supreme Grace Wild West Showgirl
FF Sophisticated Lady PF Teledivine Secret Won Step Closer
FG Calypso Phancy Phace Yella Fella Design
FG Exquisite Playgirls Instyle You Bet Im Cool

BHF 2021 Tentative Class Schedule

**click above link to download schedule

 Tuesday, 09-14-21 8:00am – BHF – Amateur Classes and Color Amateur Classes 

Amateur Jr. Weanling Colts 

Amateur Sr. Weanling Colts 

Amateur Weanling Geldings 

Color Amateur Weanling Colts and Geldings 

Amateur Yearling Stallions 

Color Amateur Yearling Stallions 

Amateur Yearling Geldings 

Color Amateur Yearling Geldings 

Amateur 2 Year Old Stallions 

Amateur 2 Year Old Geldings 

Amateur 3 and Older Stallions 

Amateur 3 and Older Geldings 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Stallion 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Gelding 

Wednesday, 09-15-21 8:00am – BHF – Amateur Classes and Color Amateur Classes

Amateur Jr. Weanling Fillies 

Amateur Sr. Weanling Fillies 

Color Amateur Weanling Fillies 

Amateur Yearling Mares 

Color Amateur Yearling Mares 

Amateur 2 Year Old Mares 

Amateur 3 and Older Mares 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Amateur Mare 

Thursday, 09-16-21 8:00am –BHF – Mare Power Classes, DIY Classes, Performance Classes 

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Colts and Geldings 

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Colts and Geldings 

Mare Power Jr. Weanling Fillies 

Mare Power Sr. Weanling Fillies 

DIY Amateur Weanling Colts and Geldings 

DIY Amateur Weanling Fillies 

Yearling Longe Line 

Western Pleasure and Performance Halter 

Friday, 09-17-21 8:00am – BHF – Open Classes, Color Division Open Classes, Youth Class 

Jr. Weanling Colts 

Sr. Weanling Colts 

Weanling Geldings 

Color Weanling Colts and Geldings 

Yearling Stallions 

Color Yearling Stallions 

Yearling Geldings 

Color Yearling Geldings 

2 Year Old Stallions 

2 Year Old Geldings 

3 and Older Stallions 

3 and Older Geldings 

Youth Geldings 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Stallion 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Gelding 

Saturday, 09-18-21 8:00am – BHF – Open Classes, Color Division Open Classes, Youth Class 

Jr. Weanling Fillies 

Sr. Weanling Fillies 

Color Weanling Fillies 

Yearling Mares 

Color Yearling Mares 

2 Year Old Mares 

3 and Older Mares 

Youth Mares 

BHF Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Open Mare 


Thank you to all of our sponsors for 2021!

Hotel Information

For special event pricing during the BHF this year at the Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines please click on the link below:


Sleep Inn & Suites

515-299-9922 $89 per night
Pet Friendly Hotel
“Breeders Halter Futurity 2021”
Release Date – September 3rd, 2021

Call the hotel direct at 515-299-9922 and mention you are with “Breeder’s Halter Futurity 2021” prior to the group block release date of September 3rd, 2021 and we will take care of the rest!